Nationwide — Health disparity amongst African American women persists, in spite of the advances that have been made in education, entrepreneurship, and lead climbing to the uppermost echelon of corporate economic advancement as it were. However, access to quality healthcare is still lacking in many areas of the human experience.

The concept of race and ethnicity being sociocultural constructs though, dynamic, can have some other factors when you consider the economic factors that can take their toll when these individuals are unable to access healthcare.

African American women have historically had to face these health challenges due to the conditions that they have had to endure for years. With that being said, African American is committed to bridging the gap by providing healthcare grant information and other financial support for Black women who may need help accessing healthcare.

When it comes to health issues, women can be affected in different ways than men. But because they share a lot of the same health problems as men, female-focused health research is often overlooked.

It is important to understand the role that healthcare plays when it comes to health access and program development, particularly as it concerns African American women. It is equally important to also encourage those that are actively working in the field to help provide information on women’s health and research so that they receive the necessary funding to make lasting changes.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is committed to improving access to healthcare quality and effectiveness of the American healthcare system. The AHQR has a large base of scientific research that focuses on improving clinical system practices. They are always establishing new initiatives that will help those who need medical treatment find and receive the proper care. Check out their grant application basics to gain a better understanding of the funding they offer.

American Nurses Foundation
The American Nurse Foundation (ANF) is another nursing research program that offers grants that are awarded to exceptional nurses who are making extraordinary contributions to science. These nurses use their expertise and passion for health to give insight on subjects that directly impact the health of the nation. Nurse researchers in academia or clinical settings may apply. Applicants will not be penalized based on their level of expertise. Funding can be used toward any study that contributes to advancements in nursing science and patient care.

Global Fund for Women
Global Fund for Women focus on getting resources to women-led groups and organizations. They support women, girls, and trans individuals as they try and solve critical problems within their community. This fund gives particular attention to reproductive rights, freedom from violence, and economic justice. Applicants must be located outside of the U.S. and work to advance women’s equality and rights in their community.

Health Resources and Services Administration
The HRSA gives grants to organizations that are committed to improving and expanding health care services for disadvantaged individuals. They focus on programs in geographical areas that statistically have a more difficult time finding proper healthcare. They also provide loan repayment, scholarships, and loan programs for clinicians who work in underserved areas.

Society for Women’s Health Research
The Society for Women’s Health Research funds female engineers and scientists. These women can use these grants to support their initiatives and projects that improve women’s health and education all over the globe.

If you’re interested in applying to any of the grants for women’s health research on this list, click on the specific title to be redirected to their application. Take time to research other grant opportunities that are available within the health industry. Reference the health section of the Open Education Database’s funding list for over a dozen more funding opportunities.


When you know where to look for help in terms of accessing healthcare, finding grants can be quite helpful. We have a vast database of helpful grants that you can apply for by clicking here.